Guide to Tom-Tom Drums: 4 Types of Tom-Toms

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 3 min read

A standard drum set consists of a kick drum, a snare drum, a floor tom, rack toms, and various cymbals including hi-hat, ride, and crash. The floor toms and rack toms (collectively called tom-tom drums) do not receive as much use as other pieces of the kit, but they play a distinctive role in a drummer's performance.